Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The new Little X from Denmark

The X Pulling Team from Bredebro, in Denmark are currently building a new 2095lbs / 950kg V8 powered Mini Modified Tractor. After 2 seasons with the old Little X Mini Mod and a lots of wild rides on the Cepek tires, they decided to built a completely new Mini Modified Tractor in spring of 2017. The Danish Team choose the way to built a Mini with much more power who could compete in the Euro Cup in the near future. Another plan with the new tractor is to compete in the field of the best half of Europe. The difference between the old and the new one will be very large. The old tractor was powered by Oldsmobile V8 engine and had a old steel tube frame, who was over 20 years old. The new Mini will have a brand new tube frame with a planetary rearend and a much more powerful BAE V8 Hemi engine. After the old Little X was sold to a new Team in Denmark in the winter of 2017, the X Pulling Team started to built the new Mini rocket. They asked Emil and Olof Roth of the Nasty Toy Pulling Team from Ljungbyhed in Sweden if they want to built the new chassis for the new Little X. Short and sweet, Emil and Olof built the new chassis with the rear axle for the Team in 4 months. The new chassis was delivered out to the Team at the 2017 Euro Cup in Brande, Denmark.
The new chassis has a Docol tube frame with a Docol Rollcage, a aluminium racing seat built by Dennis Juhl from the Oil Addict Pulling Team, a new homemade rack and pinion steering and a Dana 60 rearend with billet parts from TRB Machine Inc. in the USA and special made parts from Emil Roth in Sweden. The drivers position and the engine on the new chassis are much more forward and the center gravity is lower then on the old Mini Mod. Also the new chassis is much lighter, which give the Team more opportunities for moveable weight on the Tractor. The X Team hopes to get a better balance with the Pioneer Giant Puller tires with those changes.
The Dana 60 rearend has a modified Dana 60 center section with a TRB billet aluminium diff, a TRB special made ring and pinion gear, billet aluminium planetaries carrier housing with special made planetaries and a new single wheel brake system with Willwood brake calipers and steel brake rotors. The planetaries and the carrier housing on the rear axle were manufactured by Emil Roth from Sweden too. The rear axle comes from the old Swedish Mini Modified Tractor called ``Nasty Toy´´ of Emil and Olof Roth. The Danish guys purchased the axle with the old Nasty Toy 1 chassis in 2016 and dismantled the axle out off the wedge frame. They sold later the old chassis with the cage somewhere further to a Team in Great Britain.
The drivetrain of the Mini Mod also will be new. The drivetrain will have a new Vampire Gears 2 speed gearbox with a new homemade drive shaft from the gearbox to the rear axle, a 10´´ inch MRP Racing centrifugal clutch with 3 discs and a Trick Titanium clutch bell housing.
The X Team bought a set of used polished Real Wheel aluminium rims with almost new Pioneer Giant Puller tires for the new Mini Mod. The Pioneer tires were purchased from the Redneck Rebel Pulling Team in Denmark and the Real Wheel rims come from the old Nasty Toy Mini Mod from Sweden.
The Team also purchased for the new Mini a set of used carbon fiber fenders from Maik Straatman, the owner of the Mini Mod Tractors called ``Piecemaker´´ and ``Hateful 8´´ from Germany. The fenders were used before on the old Vampire Mini Modified Tractor from 2013 - 2017 in the Netherlands.
The new Little X will have an blown BAE V8 Hemi engine on methanol fuel with 526cui capacity.
The power plant gets a BAE billet aluminium engine block with Darton sleeves, a Sonny Bryant billet steel crank with billet aluminium Brooks rods and billet aluminium BAE pistons, BAE Stage 5 billet aluminium cylinder heads with BAE aluminium valve covers, BAE lifters, a billet steel camshaft, a PSI 14-71 blower with a JBR carbon fiber scoop, a RCD oil pump, a Moroso oil pan, a JG Parts aluminium fuel tank, a Enderle methanol fuel injection system with a Waterman fuel pump, a MSD 44 Pro Mag ignition and a Racepak data logger. The font aluminium engine plate for the fuel tank, the ignition box and the MSD coil system was drawn and manufactured by JG Parts.
The X Pulling Team will compete with their new Mini Mod in the Danish Championship for the year of 2019 and maybe on some events outside of Denmark.
The maiden voyage of the new Little X is planned for the 4th of May 2019 at the Danish Championship opener in Brande, Denmark.

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